Randolph not seeking re-election

Veteran Democrat endorses Stewart for Florida House

ORLANDO, Fla. - State Rep. Scott Randolph announced Tuesday that he will not be seeking re-election to the Florida House in District 47, throwing his support behind former Orlando mayoral candidate and Orange County Commissioner, Linda Stewart.

In a letter issued to supporters and the media Tuesday, Randolph said he would be pursuing a larger stage to continue the party's agenda pursuing the job of Chair of the Florida Democratic Party.

Randolph said he will work to ensure a "victory for President Obama and Senator Nelson."

The veteran Democrat said he decided to step down, in part, because of the revamped legislative boundaries.

"As someone who would be termed out after two more years, I feel it is unfair to these new (and current) constituents to be so focused on non-legislative political party activities." he said.

Randolph, who served in the house for 6 years called Stewart the right candidate to continue working for his constituents.

"She will continue our fight to protect women's rights and bring equality to everyone in Florida."

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